Tim Wakefield retires a true Bostonian

Over 17 distinguished seasons, Red Sox knuckleballer has marked himself as one of us

Updated: February 18, 2012, 2:14 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- What do you do on an 80-degree day in Florida when you're the only one wearing a dark suit fit for a funeral to a retirement announcement you never wanted to make?

If you're Tim Wakefield, first, of course, you fight back the tears. Then you laugh over a golf story whose punch line involves Kevin Millar, a former Red Sox teammate.

Red Sox chairman Tom Werner was the one who reminded Wakefield of the time they were playing golf together in San Diego and Millar, playing ...

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